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know cath sebelius. people know who she is. she's the secretary of health and human services. even if marilyn tavenor was the behind the scenes head of the rollout, kathleen sebelius is much better known. people have been call she couldn't answer a very basic question, about why not suspend the individual mandate. bill: that is fred upton, the chairman of the committee who was with us on our program just yesterday. we want to remind viewers as we peel away the layers of this law from march of 2010 when then speaker of the house nancy pelosi said this about obamacare. >> but we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. >> now we're finding millions of americans could have their insurance dropped as a result. steve, want to p put you on pause in a moment. when we come back we'll talk about the politics. 10 any hoyer said yesterday the law should have been more precise. you wonder how many more democrats are falling into that way of thinking, but, steve, standby. there is sebelius in the room. martha has more. martha: shaking ha
not want. gerri: we will get on some of that. discuss testing many times. kathleen sebelius telling the congress woman told her accountable. even that was testy. listen to this. >> who is in charge, madam secretary? >> the personnel in charge as an integrator is qssi -- >> to was in charge? >> was in charge -- >> who is the individual -- >> michele snyder. >> michele snyder is the one responsible for this debacle. >> not responsible for those. only for the debacle. gerri: responsible. the secretary of health and human services. >> caesars of the pleasure of the president, as does the lady that she said was in charge. they are willing to tolerate the performance. my experience as a program manager, would not have had a job if i had performed like this gerri: in the private sector no one understands. in new york we are all mystified. here in washington, different rules apply. here is my big question. my take away from the whole thing today. she seemed to be saying, we are sorry. we are sorry. we really did not mean it. we apologize, but at the same time, you are getting no brakes. you
. chairman for holding the hearing and thank you, secretary sebelius for being with us. last week when the contractors were here i asked them all under oath had they delivered the system they were contracted to build. all four of them answered yes. i want to ask you did the contractors deliver the system thaw contracted them to build? >> i don't think i can accurately answer that question. what we know we have a system that doesn't function properly. >> definitely know that. >> as we fix things, we will know more about what is broken along the way. and i will be able -- >> would someone in your office know, somebody in your office oversaw this implementation and received the product and they either said this is the product we contracted and paid hundreds of millions of dollars to build or it wasn't. does somebody in your office have the ability -- >> i think we can say that the products tested individually, verified individually. >> but clearly was integrated system. >> they don't work well together. >> but you know i used to write programs for a living. i developed software products f
kathleen sebelius faced questions on everything from her website's technical shortcomings to its questionable security protocols. at times, heated. the testimony lasted more than three and a half hours. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim engle is here at the bureau on who sebelius blames for the millions of health care cancellation letters going out. what the president's comparison of his health care plan to his 2012 component's, but we begin on capitol hill where the political smoke still has not cleared. good evening, mike. >> good evening. kathleen sebelius defended the rollout of the president's health care law, but said ultimately, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care dot guv. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything w
expected this hearing was about the website. stuart: miss sebelius says there was no change that you could be grandfathered in. >> she's lying because the grandfather clause for those plans, right in the law, had an old list of exceptions that made the grandfather clause meaningless. compare it with the grandfather clause for unions in the very next paragraph where there, that is guaranteed period, as the president said, without the long string of fine print to make it meaningless. stuart: got it. mr. waxman is on, getting political, go. >> he said tens of millions would lose their insurance, but in fact everybody in this country is going to have action cess to health insurance because they won't be discriminated against. they said that it would explode the deficit and yet the reputable organizations like the budget office says it's going to save 100 billion dollars over ten years. so we've had a litany of objections from the republicans about the affordable care act which has driven this to such a frenzy, they even closed the government. so, now, we have you before the committee and you'r
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius prepares for a capitol hill grilling on the website's rocky rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site
the buck stop, who's taking responsibility? hhs secretary kathleen sebelius again today refusing to take responsibility for what has been a disastrous web site rollout. instead, she said we all need to look forward, not backward. the problem is, she's the problem, and no amount of looking forward will fix something that was destined to fail from the get go. with more on this, steve moore, editorial board member for the wall street journal. steve, it is great to have you here. to get started, i want you to hear what kathleen sebelius had to say when she was asked directly about this issue, accountability. here she is. >> i think the most important thing is fix it, and that's certainly what the president expects, it's what i expect, and that's what we're really in the process of doing. we have had new talent in technology come in, we have new management talent, and we want it to be a smoothly-operating marketplace for every american who really needs affordable health care. it doesn't operate that way now. it's far from being optimum, and we won't stop until it is. gerri: i didn't hear the
it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to be in the hotseat answering more questions in front of the finance committee. steve centanni has more on that. steve, tell us more. >> hi, jaime. even presidential candidate, doppler candidate mitt romney, signed -- from massachusetts is weighing in on the battle from obamacare and he zeroed in on president obama's campaign promise. listen. >> he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermind the foundation of his second term. i think it is rotting it away. the only way he can rebuild credibility is to work with republicans and democrats and try and rebuild a foundation. >> that troubled health care .gov website is back up and running after an over night shutdown for repairs that had a rocky rollout. meantime congress still wants answers about the flawed website and about how many people have been able to successfully enroll in oba
kathleen sebelius about to take the mic. in her prepared remarks she's says "the initial consumer experience of healthcare.gov have not lived up to the expectations. american people and are not acceptable. we are committed to fixing these problems as soon as possible. s&p up 13 of the past 15 sessions. we do have a fed decision this afternoon. even initial reviews of the apple ipad air. as we monitor the hearing this morning in washington, let's get to jim. first, broad markets, we've not had a run look we've had this month in a long time. whether you're larry fink or others, people asking serious questions about when in ends and how it ends. >> you keep thinking it should end and then general motors comes out with a quarter that says, hey, listen, we're back, too. you keep thinking it will end and then i sit back and listen to some of these conference calls and various industries. buffalo wild wings. you can say they're small potatoes but they're blowing the number away. gilead last night, a remarkable quarter. i keep getting stunned by the facts, even though the thesis should be
: good evening. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius and the obama administration continued to sell obamacare. numbers are released showing dismal enrollment figures. hours later the secretary ys in memphis at an enrollment center refusing to say whether the numbers are accurate. only that the administration has yet to establish an enormous number because the problems of this -- problems with the system >> i don't know what members were gathered and where they came from. federal and roman or state enrollment. we will be giving comprehensive figures about nationwide enrollment into is in the federal marketplace, who is that the state level once a month. we will give people reliable and permission and that then be able to count on it. >> reporter: secretary kathleen sebelius says the administration will first release those numbers by the end of the month. gerri: a federal appeals court striking down the birth control mandate in obamacare. what other ramifications? >> it ueld that challenge requiring employer-sponsored plans to provide birth control. a decision. the supreme court will ultimately
. >> mr. gardner. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, secretary sebelius for being here. here's my letter. this is the letter that my family got cancelling our insurance. we chose to have our own private policy back in colorado so we could be in the same boat as every one of my constituents. yet, my insurance policy has been canceled. the white house website says, if you like your health plan you have, you can keep it. did i hear it wrong? >> again, sir, i don't know how long you've had your policy or -- >> why aren't you losing your insurance? >> pardon me? >> why aren't you losing your health insurance? >> because i'm part of the federal employees -- >> why aren't you in the exchange? you're in charge of this law, correct? why aren't you in the exchange? >> because i'm part of the federal employee health benefits plan. >> why won't you go into the exchange? you're part of this law. you're literally in charge of this law. should you be any different than all of the other americans out there who are losing their health insurance today? >> i'm part of the 95% with affordable, availa
editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
there you have it. three and a half hours of testimony, kathleen sebelius clearly in the hot seat today testifying before the house energy and commerce committee. fred upton the chairman, henry waxman the ranking democrat. two very, very different approaches to the health care reform law, the affordable care october or obama act. the democrats almost to a person supported it. the republicans almost to a person opposed it. tough questions for kathleen sebelius. they made important news in the course of these 31/2 hours. she made it clear, yes, there may be some security problems. mike rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee who is a member of this committee, as well raised all sorts of issues. joe johns is here. we're going to talk about that in a moment. she repeatedly insisted the system has not yet formally crashed even though the system is down right now, it's been down now for many hours, here are some of the highlights what we heard over the past three and a half hours. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say
, -- kathleen sebelius and he hotseat over healthcare.gov. live coverage on c-span3 at 9:00 a.m. be toutingbama will the affordable care act in boston at the same place that mitt romney signed into law his health care initiative. that coverage also on c-span. sticking with the president today -- peter baker in the new writes about the accountability on the nsa spying issue. here's peter baker's headline. post, bye washington scott wilson, controversies show how obama's inattention to detail may hurt his presidential legacy. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. independents, (202) 585-3882. tweet, @cspanwj. you can also post your comments on facebook or e-mail us. on both fronts on the nsa and the health care law, president obama's! down to this -- i did not know. no president can be aware of everything going on in a sprawling government that he theoretically manage. -- theoretically manages. this constant questions about how much in charge he really is. days, the president's health and human services secretary said that the -- that despi
: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius taking full responsibility of the rollout of obamacare. joining us from capitol hill with more on the secretary's testimony. we are hearing word like she's frustrated, wants to rebuild confidence. what are you seeing and hearing? >> she is the one i should be held responsible for all of this. saying hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is expected back before this committee in december to talk about how many people have actually enrolled in obamacare. right now the administration is not saying because they don't have the numbers. >> i'm not asking about what they enrolled in or whether they came in and said they were 65 and work voted as something like 27 years old. that should be something of a reliable number. sebelius: the system isn't functioning we are not getting that reliable data. >> on top of this, another issue democrats and republicans were responding to today was whether or not the president's promise was true when a health care law was passed that you could keep your insurance plan if you wanted to. kathleen sebelius,
this afternoon when three house republicans slammed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius for blaming problems with the rollout on the government shutdown. but the latest issue with the website wasn't political at all. it was another big technical problem over the weekend that only got fixed today. is it working or not? 27 days after it was supposed to be open for business, the healthcare.gov website crashed again over the weekend. it was up and running again on monday. the administration blames this latest problem on one of the 56 contractors for the project, a subsidiary of verizon called terremark which was responsible for website capacity issues. >> the healthcare.gov technical team continued troubleshooting the issue with the online creation account process. >> reporter: meanwhile, the administration had other pressing problems. a triple threat on capitol hill. republican chairman darrell issa and his house reform and oversight committee wanted a slew of documents related to obama care and the rollout by 5:00 p.m. today. that deadline came and went, but issa has more
that secretary sebelius made all those decisions to defer them. i think that was in large measure a decision made i suspect by the white house as they were navigating through an election at that point in time. and that was a political call they made and they're now making -- now having to deal with the consequence of that. >> that's a pretty serious blunder. if it's done for political reasons when this is the signature achievement of president obama, health care for everyone in the united states, something that then girls in washington have been working on for decades, they finally get it passed and you're saying for political reasons because of an election they were delaying certain critically important elements leading up to the release of this plan, is that what you're saying? >> wolf, they will have to answer as to why those regulations weren't issued. but i think it's clear they had three years to do it. there was a period of time when nothing happened, at least nothing publicly happened. and those regulations -- decisions were made not to issue them and i think at the very root of this prob
for joining us. >> thanks, wolf. >>> just ahead, ready and waiting for kathleen sebelius, the republican congressman, fred upton. he chairs the panel that will grill the health and human services secretary on the obama care rollout tomorrow morning. we will get a preview. we have new evidence the obama care website was headed for syria's problems before its rollout. that's coming up in our situation room special report. obama care under fire. tweet us. use the hash tag, simply. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪ i'm on expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the mo
] ♪ froms coming up, testimony kathleen sebelius with problems on healthcare.gov. 7:00, washington journal is live. on the next washington journal, david corn test -- talks about the magazine's founding mission. then a study in the decline in the they've -- safety net of the poorest children. kroll -- ndy washington journal is live every morning starting at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> thursday, i hearing before the senate foreign relations committee. >> i never expected to write an entire book on cancer until i was diagnosed at a relatively young age. i was astonished at how different i thought i was, how different a was going through treatment than what i had heard about, that what i expect the cancer to be. it to be a well oiled aboute, where people knew my particular cancer. i found something different. i couldn't help but write about it. >> a cancer survivor explores the economic impact of cancer on american society. >> kathleen sebelius apologized wednesday for what she calls the low -- slow rollout of the health care website. she testified for >> good morning, everyone. let the camera
and that is our witness today, secretary sebelius. so i would urge my colleagues to stop hyperventilating. the problems with healthcare.gov are unfortunate and we should investigate them and then every american will have access to affordable health insurance. thank you, mr. chairman. >> before we swear in secretary sebelius, i want to clarify energy and commerce committee practice for swearing in of witnesses. the committee typically has two types of hearings. oversight hearings and hearings that focus on legislation and policy. secretary sebelius, for example, has testified previously before our committee to discuss issues relating to hhs budget or other policy matters. as is the case with all policy witnesses, secretary sebelius was not required to take an oath prior to testifying. today's hearing is different. it's an oversight hearing. it is a long standing committee practice to swear in all witnesses at oversight hearings whether they are private citizens or cabinet secretaries. >> mr. chairman, i thank you for your comments. i just want to join you in simply explaining that swearing
barely budging, but it's at $17 a share. we've got kathleen sebelius. she said this week that obamacare enrollment numbers were not available yet. however, internal notes from the obama administration meeting revealed these numbers. look at this. a total of 6 people signed up on the first day of obamacare. that would be six. the second day, 248. still in obamacare, is this. the top hospitals in the country opting out of obamacare. they don't accept it. what's going on with that, liz? >> what's going on is that essentially the insurers have to have a certain set of insurance plans that are likely pricier and so, they have to get costs somewhere reduced so they're squeezing hospitals and they're squeezing doctors, a lot of doctors and hospitals are saying, you know what? we may not accept these insurers in our own system and you're seeing this happen in california and big states like ohio. stuart: the report i read says 11 of the top 18 hospitals in the country are shunning obamacare, they don't want anything to do with it. it occurs to me that that would set up a dual system, a two-tier
by chairman darryl issa, y friend from california, to secretary kathleen sebelius at the u.s. department of health nd human services this week. first paragraph, after saying, dear madam secretary, he says, the committee on oversight and government reform is investigating the insurance exchange application online at healthcare.gov. established by the department of health and human services as part of this investigation. we're writing to request information related to voter registration data collected during the application process. on further down, the letter says, while h.h.s. and its contractors continue to struggle with the task of processing applications for health insurance coverage, the agency uses the website to collect voter registration information. once an applicant completes the online application for health care coverage, a dialogue box appears asking, would you like to register to vote? in light of the national voter registration act of 1993, also known as the motor voter act, which requires any agency that provides public assistance to provide individuals with an opportunity
and exhausted. i know secretary sebelius will be here tomorrow answer the same questions you had. the key to all of this is make sure all americans have access to quality, affordable health care coverage in their life, period. there may be different ways to doing that but the real key is affordable. what can we bend the cost curve within the health care system so it's more affordable for all americans. you've been given a lot of tools under the affordable care act for cost containment, trying to get better value, good quality of care and much better price. what are you seeing out there right now in that regard and whether or not it's sustainable in the future? >> that's a great question. what we've seen in our early work with the innovation center and chiefly targeted at the medicare population, the more we tie quaultd and outcomes to payment, the better results we're getting for the individual and lower the cost trend. we've had probably three years of the lowest cost trend in medicaid that we've seen in the last 50 years. that doesn't mean that we don't have to keep fighting it every day. we w
back. >> miss caps. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, secretary sebelius, for your presence here today and your testimony. i too am frustrated with the flawed rollout of healthcare.gov, i do appreciate your long standing commitment to improving the health care options for all americans and fixing this website quickly. i think it's important to note that in my home state of california and other states as well, the new exchange marketplace, we call it covered california, is working. rates -- constituents are finding that rates are as much as 29% less than those that they found on the marketplace last year. i'm thankful my constituents now have this option. as i look around to complement takes nationwide, it seems clear to me that political decisions in individual states have really made the difference for consumers. the governors and state legislators that embrace this law are delivering for the communities, but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks both here in congress and in state legislatures should not seem surpr
welcomes the president's point person on health care. secretary sebelius. we look forward to the conversation on a number of issues, including transparency and fairness. over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. despite the numerous red flags and lack of testing, they assured us that all systems were a go. something happened along the way. either those officials did not know how bad the situation was or they did not disclose it. sadly, here we are now five weeks into enrollment and the news seems to get worse. it crashed multiple times. even this morning, when we attempted to view the site, we were hit with an error message. this is more than just a website problem. that was supposed to be the easy part, remember? americans were assured that their experience would be similar to other online transactions and that their sensitive personal information would always be secure. after more than three years to prepare, malfunctions have become the norm and the adminis
. mr. scolese. >> thank you, mr. chairman, for holding hearing and thank you, secretary sebelius for being with us. last week when the contractors were here i asked them all under oath if they had actually delivered the system they were contracted to build and all four of them answered yes. so i want to ask you, did the contractors deliver the system that you contracted them to build? >> i don't think i can accurately answer that question. what we know is we have a system that doesn't function properly. >> we definitely know that. >> as we fix things, we will know more about what is broken along the way and i'll be able -- >> so somebody in your office oversaw the implementation and received the product. >> that's true. >> they either said this is the contract and paid hundreds of millions of dollars to build or it wasn't. does anybody in your office have the ability to get us that? >> i think we can say that the products tested individually, verified individually -- >> but clearly it was an integrated system. >> they don't work well together. >> but, i used to write programs for
. chairman. thank you, secretary sebelius for your presence here today and your testimony. while i, too, am frustrated with the flawed rollout of healthcare.gov, i do appreciate your longstanding commitment to improving the health care options for all americans. and fixing this website quickly. i think it's important to note that in my home state of california, and other states, as well, the new exchange marketplace, we call it covered california, is working. and rates are as much as 29% less than those that they found on the marketplace last year. i'm thankful my constituents now have this option, and as i look around to implementation nationwide, it seems clear to me that political decisions in individual states have really made the difference for consumers. the governors and legislators, state legislators, that embraced this law are delivering for their communities, but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks should not now seem surprised that there are significant bumps along the way. this seems, to me, to be completely disi
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